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Slowdive Release First New Song in 22 Years - “Star Roving”

Iconic Reformed Shoegazers Have Signed to Dead Oceans and Are Working on a New Album

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Legendary ‘90s shoegazers Slowdive reformed in 2014 and have been playing shows. There were promises that they were working on new music and now we finally get to hear some of it as the band have shared “Star Roving,” their first new song in 22 years. It sounds like vintage Slowdive and is sure to please longtime fans. The band has also announced that they have signed to Dead Oceans, who will release their forthcoming new album. Listen to “Star Roving” below. Also below are statements from the band and the label.

Slowdive’s vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Neil Halstead had this to say about the song in a press release: “When the band decided to get back together in 2014, we really wanted to make new music. It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash ‘Star Roving.’ It’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started. We hope folks enjoy it.”

Dead Oceans’ Phil Waldorf had this to say about signing the band: “We are elated to work with Slowdive on their new album. I saw Slowdive for the first time, as a teenager, in 1991 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. I remember it being a revelation - the way the band used texture and tone was something I’d never heard before, and it stuck with me for a long time. It was one of those gigs that was a gateway drug of sorts - not only was it amazing to see Slowdive, but it was the first taste of a whole sound that made me go exploring into all kinds of music. More than two decades later, their music sounds just as relevant and vital, and we cannot wait for old fans and new listeners to hear the band’s new recordings.”

We interviewed Slowdive’s Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell in 2014 about the reunion and posted various articles on the band. Read our print magazine article on Slowdive’s reunion. Read our separate interviews with Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell about the reunion. Finally read our interview with Halstead and Goswell about the bands that inspired Slowdive.


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